Biltmore Estate at Christmas Is Something Everyone Should Witness in Their Lifetime

Welcome to the ultimate Christmas vacation.

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Since Christmas Eve 1895, George Vanderbilt's has been a classic locale for . Located in Asheville, North Carolina, features America's largest home, meticulously decorated with dozens of decorated fir trees, thousands of lavish holiday decorations, and endless miles of brightly lit evergreen garlands. Here's proof that the knows how to do Christmas right.

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1 The annual tree raising ceremony.
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To match the massive size of the mansion, a 35-foot Fraser fir is erected by hand. This year, 2,400 people gathered at the to watch as the crews heaved the toppling tree upright.

2 The candlelit Christmas evenings.
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Magnificent rooms are lit by candlelight, casting just the right amount of shadow against the elegant mid-century antiques and tapestries.

3 The number of Christmas trees.

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The 35-footer isn't the only tree to contend with. In total, there are scattered around the 8,000-acre estate. More than half of them are inside the house, ornate with thousands of glimmering lights and ornaments.

4 The Conservatory.
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The estate's famous conservatory is appropriately decorated this season with lush and luxurious flora, including poinsettias and white orchids.

5 The gingerbread houses.

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At this annual event, guests can eat tea sandwiches while building their own gingerbread houses—with the assistance of Biltmore's pastry chefs of course.

6 The Winery.
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Nothing says Christmas quite like a wine tasting, right?

7 The festive front lawn.
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The abundance of glimmering make the scene a perfect spot to take a memorable photo.

8 The live caroling.

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provide an extra element of holiday spirit.

9 The Fraser fir all lit up.
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Now this is a Christmas tree.

10 The jaw-dropping entry hall.
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We can all take a lesson in decorating with garlands from this magnificent room.

11 The roaring fireplaces.
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The Biltmore's library is the perfect place to cozy up with a book.

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